Why so many amplifiers for sale?

I remember not so long ago when these things were the hot ticket item, touted by all the reviewers as the next-big-thing, giant-killer, blah blah blah. Once again, all of the hype proves to be just that, and now I count literally hundreds of them for sale. So what's the deal? Nobody likes amplifiers anymore? Moving onto some other world beater of a component, I suppose? Go on, tell me it's just because so many of them were sold, hence the vast sea of available product on the used marketplace. I don't buy it. Just like everything else, they've come and gone. Their fifteen minutes of fame are now over. CD players, too. Have you seen how many of those are up for sale? Tossed into the classifieds like a weathered mistress. I knew it was coming, and that's why I've been sticking to singing in the shower. None of this fly-by-night hobby plunging for me. I'm much too smart to get caught up in that.

And by the way, am I still in business? I've been e-mailing myself all week, and get no response.
So the general consensus is " the flavor of the month " .
Tell us, oh great Boa2, what is the " querry of the month " for January ?
What is that guy , in the white coat, doing with a butterfly net ?
Another prospective, I buy to try. I think many people are just curious about the differences in amplifiers, all amplifiers are not created equal. Change a preamp & you could find yourself looking for a new power amp for synergy, doen't mean the one your selling is not worthy. Audiogon has made it easy to try different amps thus the reason so much gear is listed & is coming and going.
Yeah, makes no sense all the amps for sale. If they are such a good deal, they would sell in a day or 2, and so you would have half the # of amps listed at any one time. Even when I get a second amp, my JOR will not be given away at $1300, its worth its weight in gold and will stay in my family of close friends, as a gift maybe.
Phd, I agree.I have 2 amps for sale.I am selling them
because I have 4 amps total.Instead of keeping them
in my house, I would rather sell them, so I can get
cash, to buy more music and maybe other gear.And for
others to enjoy them.
Because it's fun to try new gear...isn't that why we even come here?? If you buy once and hold forever, it wouldn't be much of a hobby.